New Children's Book Exploring Loss Benefits Tidewell Foundation

A percentage of sales from “Ham’s Big Adventure” will support Tidewell’s care, including family grief services.

By Staff March 25, 2021

Ham's Big Adventure, by Sara Jonas

Ham's Big Adventure, by Sara Jonas

Area resident Sara Jonas, author of the new children’s book Ham’s Big Adventure, is donating 33 percent of the book’s proceeds to the Tidewell Foundation, Inc. The proceeds donated from the book will go toward caring for hospice patients and funding programs such as Tidewell Hospice’s Blue Butterfly Family Grief Centers.

Ham’s Big Adventure is about a space pirate who travels the universe on his pirate ship searching for where love truly lives. On his journey, Ham discovers that love isn’t as far away as he imagined. Jonas says she was inspired to write the book to help others deal with grief similar to what she experienced when Jamie Myers, a dear friend of hers, passed away. During his final days, Myers became a patient of Tidewell Hospice and received its care.

Recently, Jonas recorded a reading of Ham’s Big Adventure for families receiving care from Tidewell Hospice’s Blue Butterfly Family Grief Centers, a year-round program serving parents and children ages 5-18 who are coping with the loss of a loved one. In addition, the Tidewell Foundation has purchased copies of the book for Blue Butterfly children and families to read during their time together, which is currently taking place virtually and in-person.

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